Panel DiscussionsPanel: Veteran Missionaries

Summary

David Platt interviews Mack and Leeann Stiles and Zane and Catherine Pratt to ask them questions about their years of experience on the mission field. They provide advice on marriage, share some difficulties that they have faced, and ultimately express God’s faithfulness in their lives.

  • Catherine Pratt

    Catherine Pratt is a North Carolina native. She met her husband, Zane, at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS). She served with Zane in Central Asia for twenty years. A short-term trip to the Muslim world with a student team from GCTS confirmed her prior calling to unreached people groups. Their two children were born in a mission hospital at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Before leaving the States, Catherine worked in outreach family counseling.

  • David Platt

    David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and president of Radical, a resource ministry that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ. Resources from David Platt and Radical can be found at radical.net.

    Books by David Platt include Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me,and Counter Culture, as well as the following volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series: Exalting Jesus in Matthew, Exalting Jesus in James, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, and Exalting Jesus in Galatians.

    David Platt received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with his wife and four children, he lives in the Washington D.C. metro area.

    Talk Title:
    Revelation: The Urgency of Eternity

  • Leeann Stiles

    Leeann Stiles has been active in ministry for over thirty years in a variety of capacities from directing short-term mission trips to writing and leading Bible studies for women. She and her husband, Mack, spent 15 years in the United Arab Emirates, where they spearheaded a ministry to university students and were involved in church reform and church planting. They currently live in Northern Iraq where Mack pastors an international church. The Stiles have three grown sons, two lovely daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.

  • Mack Stiles

    Mack Stiles and his wife, Leeann, have traveled and lived many places before landing in Erbil, Iraq, in July 2017, including 15 years in Dubai, UAE. He’s the pastor of Erbil International Baptist Church. Over the years he’s been involved in university student ministry, church reform and church planting. Mack has authored five Christian books. The most current book is Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus. Mack enjoys photography, snow skiing, and thinking through how to proclaim the Gospel of grace to those who haven’t yet heard whether next door or halfway around the world.

    Talk Title:
    Prophets: The Need for Repentance

  • Zane Pratt

    Zane served as dean of the Billy Graham School at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2011 until 2013, before returning to the IMB where he now serves as the Vice President of Training. He previously served 24 years in an Islamic context with the IMB as a church planter and regional leader in Central Asia. Pratt also has experience as a church planter and pastor in New England and as an Army Reserve chaplain. He is a co-author of Introduction to Global Missionsand a contributor to Theology and Practice of Mission, both published by B&H Academic. Zane holds a BA from Duke and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell. He is married to Catherine with whom he has two grown children, Charlotte and Greg.

    Talk Title:
    1 Corinthians-Jude: The Significance of the Church

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